This photograph was possibly taken in the 1950s and
shows various members of the Throssell family and relatives by
marriage. Most of the Throssells in the picture are related
to Charles Joseph Throssell (not present) who owned the shop in Brook
Street while other relatives owned butcher's shops in St Ives.
the back, left to right
Phyllis Throssell was married to Charles Joseph Throssell (not
present) who owned the grocer and haberdashery shop in Brook Street.
Phyllis Throssell later lived in a bungalow in
Brook street opposite Low Farm, now demolished and replaced by a house.
Peter Edwards and his wife
Annie Throssell Bert Hawkes
row, left to right
Andy Wilson J W Throssell Florence Throssell
Phyllis Throssell Len Anderson
Betty Edwards Kate Throssell Kate's
Gladys Edwards Thomas Edwards (unknown)
(unknown) Dorothea Throssell
Gladys Edwards grandchildren
Thomas Throssell was a blacksmith and had a blacksmith's shop in Brook
Street which still exists. He also sold and repaired
paraffin, paraffin lamps and stoves and various other items.
Annie Throssell ran the post office from the front room of
house. The wheelwright's shop next door (now a house) was run
J W Throssell.
J W Throssell was a wheelwright and carpenter and lived at "The Firs"
next to "The Old Bakehouse" and worked at the wheelwrights and
carpentry shop further down the street. He was also the
parish clerk for over forty years and treasurer for the village sports
Andy Wilson was married to Betty Edwards, came
and was a music teacher, his last school before retiring may have been
in the London area.
Betty Edwards was a sports and domestic science teacher at Swavesey.
Len Anderson had a butcher's shop in St Ives.
wife was Queenie (not present) was better known as "Win" and was
Gladys Edwards was Charles Joseph Throssell's sister and mother of
Peter Edwards, married to Thomas Edwards who had a butchers shop in St
Ives. Peter Edwards was Betty Wilson's (neé
Kate Throssell (Charles Joseph Throssell's youngest sister)
was married to
Bert Hawkes who had a billiard and snooker table business in Hayes in
Dorothea Kiddle (Charles Joseph Throssell's sister) was known as aunt
Dod and lived at the
Old Bakery next door to J W Throssell. She taught music, kept
books for the shop and played the church organ for 45 years.
There is a plate on the front of the organ at Elsworth Church
with the inscription "This organ was re-built in 1979-80 in memory of
Dorothea M A Kiddle 1896 - 1978 Organist of this church for 45 years".
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